Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Vacation Slides

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Oh, what a week. Enjoy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Party pictures are in!!!

Check out pictures from the "Monster Mash" on Shelli's site!


Or post some you may have taken!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cooling Down

Just thought I'd share a few pictures from the last few weeks. Trev & Gracie slept out in the tent in the yard a couple weekends ago. They had a great time together (as you can see on their smiley faces).

Had to get all the petals of this rose, because it is amazing.

Gracie loves the sidewalk chalk. Here she is doing her hopscotch that she made.

I painted the dining room wall a yellow-tan. The blue is gone, and we really don't miss it much. This color is much warmer. Here is me up on top of the pantry hutch in the kitchen. Glad that's over! ;)

Doesn't it look nice now that it's done? I really like it. It's amazing how a coat of paint can change the entire look of things. I also painted my once white candle sconces black.

Got the inside of the house decorated for fall now. Here are a few pictures of the entry way and the fireplace mantel.

I also got the porch ready. I haven't put the scary Halloween stuff out yet, but just got it more fallish. Is that a word? Look at the flowers trailing from the deck box though. Aren't they amazing? Probably won't be long before a freeze kills them all though. Glad I caught the color before it's gone.

Skylar and I planted the ornamental kale in the pots and had fun decorating the stairway with pumpkins. I love autumn!

Here is a barrel of what is left of the squash. The overripe stuff. We sure enjoyed the crookneck this year!

Hope you are all enjoying the change of seasons! We miss and love you all!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Birthday DAD!

Happy Birthday to you Dad and Grandpa!!!
We all love you mucho!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tanner's Birthday

Tanner turned 12 yesterday! Thank you for the gifts, he was so happy.
Check out the slide show of him on my blog when you have a minute.

Shelli's blog

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Her fight is over

Melanie and Kim's mom passed away. We are going to attend the funeral this Saturday. I brought them dinner on Sunday night, and they both looked so fragile and exhausted. I wanted to hug away all their pain. I know they are in for some hard days ahead. Keep them in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Trevor and I have some friends that are going through some heartbreaking experiences. It has made me think a lot about my life and my love ones... you guys!

First of all our dear friends have been experiencing some really hard times in their marriage, and they are going through some sad and confusing feelings right now. Trev and I love these guys, we go out with them about 2 times a month, and they are such an awesome couple, so it has come as a surprise. The good thing, is Trev and I have been able to take some of our own experiences from the past and share them, which they have told us many times has been a pivotal part of them staying together and having a goal to work through this instead of ending in divorce. They are not members of our church, and it has given me some opportunity to share my beliefs with them because she has asked me time and again how I have been able to get through the trials in my life. I have been able to share with her my faith in God and the knowledge that he knows each of us and is there for us. I pray for them every day, and I have been reminded of how thankful I am for mom and dad for giving us such a wonderful example of how a husband/wife relationship should be. I am also thankful for Trevor. We have been through some amazing trials, and our love has prevailed...I am blessed.

Also, our dear friends, Kimi & Melanie (the 2 beautiful girls on the left) are losing their mother to cancer. They are so young. I check on their blogs daily to see how they are doing, and I am brought to tears each time I read. But what is beautiful is the faith of this family. They are as close a family as we are, and I can't help but feel their pain at this time. I am reminded every day how lucky we are to have Mom, Dad and each other here on this earth right now. Cherish each other! Love each other! I love all of you more than you know. I feel so blessed to be a part of this family. I am sorry if I take any of you for granted when getting caught up in the busy times in this life. But know that I am happiest when I am with any or all of you. Mom...how blessed I am to have you close. I can't imagine not being able to stop by or just pick up the phone and talk to you about anything, important or not. I can't imagine life without any of you, but like this sweet family, the gospel gives me peace and hope.
How blessed we are!

Blog for Kimi & Mel's mom

Monday, August 4, 2008

More Flathead!

Hey guys,
I just posted a new slideshow from Flathead vacation on my blog. Just a few more pictures to enjoy!!

Love you all!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy 40th Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Flathead Lake, Montana

What a terrific time! Thank you, everyone!
Love you all!

Next time, Craig- we missed your family. xoxo

Sunday, July 20, 2008

We miss you!

We just wanted to say that we miss you all and wish we could be there to share in the family fun. Carrie just made us a new blog at carrie-angle-c.blogspot.com. so go check it out when you get a chance. We're doing good, just trying to keep cool from this Texas summer heat. If you all could post some pics of all the cousins for the kids they would love it. We don't get to see you enough and we're afraid that they have forgotten who their cousins, uncles, and aunts are. Love you and hopefully we'll see you someday!

Love, Craig, Carrie, Riley, Craigy, and little Matthew

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pics From Shell's Visit Now Showing

I have pictures! Check them out at my blog!
Mike, I hope you are moved out, signed, and possibly moving in!
Craig, I hope you and the family are loving your summer... post an update, we miss you!
Shell, we sure loved having you guys, and we are going through withdrawals. Brandon and I went for a walk this evening and I missed ya!
Mom and Dad, I hope you are feeling better, and I hope you know we love and miss you!
My back is feeling so much better. I hardly think about it, except to think, "Hey! That doesn't hurt!" Really, whatever was pinched, isn't anymore. Yea!

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Mary's father has five daughters:
Nana, 2 Nene,
3. Nini, 4. N

What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not.
Her name is Mary.
Read the question again.


Hope you all got a smile from at least one of these! Have a happy day!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Whole New World

I just wanted to thank Shelli for finding the rest of the Anglesey and Bates family bloggers! Now I can spend even more time on the computer! Really, though, I am excited. So, thanks!!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Rachel had a great birthday with family and friends. She got her ipod and is a happy teen! Skylar turned 8 and it was a wonderful baptism, the spirit was really strong, and we are excited for her. Just wanted to share some pictures from these events with you all! Love ya!

Monday, April 28, 2008

One more post!

Here are a few more pics of the family!

Boards, Break, and Rangers!

Hey family and friends!

It's been quite some time since I last posted anything here. I have some great news to start off with. I passed all my part 2 board exams and survived Tri. 6. What a relief! Chad and his fiance came to visit us this weekend and my friend here hooked us up with tickets to 2 Rangers baseball games. We had so much fun and little Riley got to experience her first taste of baseball. We miss you all and can't wait to see you when all of this is finished. We love you!

Love Craig, Carrie, Riley, Craig M., and Matthew

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Please Come!

As you can see, Maren had a fun birthday party with her friends from church and kindergarten. She also lost a tooth last week and has 2 more about to wiggle out. She sure is growing up.
Miss & Love Y'all!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Birthday Luau!!

We had a great luau birthday party for Mom, Skylar and Alexis! We played beach ball relay (the little girls used balloons), pass the pineapple (Mike won) and a Hawaiian word guess game (Jenn won). Everyone had name tags with their Hawaiian name on it. We made Hawaiian pizzas, drank homemade strawberry lemonade and for dessert, we had a sundae bar with ice cream, brownies, bananas, strawberry sauce, nuts, fudge, etc. It was so yummy, and lots of fun! Wish you could have been there Kris and Craig (and your fams). We miss you all!